Maximus Debuts Crusher at UK Open dayPublished 15/11 at 17:07
Maximus Crushing & Screening introduced its latest MXJ-1100G jaw crusher at a recent customer open day demonstration at Camden Plant in North East London.
It was one of seven machines that also included the 522T Sizing Screen, MXC-1000 Cone Crusher, 409 scalping screen, 512 scalping screen, 516 scalping screen and T80-48 conveyor.
“We’re delighted to have the new Maximus MXJ-1100G jaw crusher at the open day as we believe that this machine is a game changer for the crushing and screening industry,” said Maximus Crushing & Screening managing director Shane O’Neill. “It features a Cummins engine connected to a specially designed gearbox that delivers direct drive to the crusher, and takes 97% power from the engine. A traditional hydrostatic system would only give around 74% power, meaning that we gain around 24% more power on this crusher.
“This direct drive system allows us to drive the crusher in forward and reverse and features an anti-blocking system which is especially useful when crushing tarmac, as the operator can quickly joggle the crusher to clear the jaw box of any blockage. This means that the jaw box can be moved forward and backwards instantly and very quickly to unblock it. The MXJ-1100G also runs on around half the fuel compared to a standard hydraulic system, using around 18litres/h, so this is a huge saving for the operator.”
The jaw box features an automatic hydraulic release system where any un-crushable material enters, it will not damage the jaw box, as once a certain pressure is reached the hydraulic rams will open the jaw and dump all the material out of the bottom. The system then resets itself to the correct close side setting. The system also monitors the wear of the jaw plates, so when very abrasive material is used, the system is capable of resetting itself every 20h, meaning that the jaw plates will touch and then reopen to the correct setting. On this model there is also an optional pre-screen allowing customers to take out a rough sellable product.